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  • TN Spotlight: Social Worker

    Attorney Zach Ahlstrom is here with another TN Spotlight video. The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Social Worker. Berardi Immigration […]

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  • Client Approval: Canadian L-1B Work Permit at the Border

    Immigration attorney Erica Chiodo shares a client approval story. The client was looking for help with her L-1B renewal. We scheduled a prep call with the client to ensure a smooth experience. And we’re happy to report she was granted a three year renewal. If you need help to apply for status, contact Berardi Immigration […]

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  • What’s Going On At The Canadian Border?

    This week, the Canadian government announced the first step towards re-opening its international borders. Through a positive lens this is the first steps towards easing the restrictions that have been in place since March 2020. Through a more pointed lens, no plan or targets were announced which has led to outcries of frustration on both sides of […]

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  • A Path Forward for the Canadian Border?

    The Canadian border has been restricted since March 2020. For the last 16 months or so, all inbound travellers (essential travellers or returning citizens/permanent residents) to Canada have been subject to a mandatory 14 day isolation period, in addition to testing requirements. In February 2021, the Federal Government introduced the mandatory “hotel quarantine” which required […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Soil Scientist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Soil Scientist.   How to Qualify for TN Status as a Soil Scientist  To […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Epidemiologist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity.  Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  One such occupation is an Epidemiologist.  How to Qualify as an Epidemiologist    To qualify for TN […]

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  • U.S. & Mexico Announce Change in Visa Reciprocity Revisions for Certain Work Visas

    On April 26, 2021, the Governments of Mexico and the U.S. announced a change in the visa reciprocity standards for certain work visas for Mexican citizens and work permits for U.S. citizens. The principle of reciprocity is grounded in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) and requires the Department of State (DOS) to set country-specific […]

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  • TN Category of the Week: Epidemiologist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity.  Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  One such occupation is an Epidemiologist.  How to Qualify as an Epidemiologist    To qualify for TN […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Occupational Therapist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is an Occupational Therapist.  How to Qualify for TN Status as an Occupational Therapist To qualify […]

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  • Oh, You Didn’t Make the H-1B Cap? Have You Considered Canada?

    As of March 31st,2021, USCIS has notified employers and immigration counsels of the selected registrations in the H-1B lottery. If you or someone you know have not been selected, there are other potential options to consider. Similar to the U.S. H-1B Visa, Canada has a program which allows Canadian employers to hire foreign workers for […]

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  • Canada Border Services Agency announces changes for NEXUS members

    On April 12, 2021, Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) announced two new changes that will effect NEXUS members and applicants.  First, CBSA announced that NEXUS members and individuals on exempt travel are now subject to reporting requirements for travelers arriving in Canada. Since February 22, 2021, certain travelers arriving by land or air in Canada […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Animal Breeder

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is an Animal Breeder. How to Qualify as an Animal Breeder     To qualify […]

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  • Canada Remains One of the Strictest Countries to Travel Into

    As of February 21, 2021, new COVID testing and quarantine requirements have been set for travelling into Canada, making it one of the strictest countries regarding travel and border measures. This includes the requirements for both air and land travel into the country. All travelers, whether arriving by land or air are required to submit […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Geochemist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Geochemist.  How to Qualify for TN Status as a Geochemist To qualify for TN […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Seminary Teachers

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Seminary Teacher.  How to Qualify for TN Status as a Seminary Teacher To qualify […]

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  • Submitting a Petition at the US/Canada Border (TN/L-1)

    This week Gabriella provides an update on submitting petitions at the border. CBSA Agents have confirmed that if you are just driving to the U.S. for the limited purpose of applying for TN or L-1 status and plan on turning right back around, you will need to quarantine for 14 days and have a quarantine […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Apiculturist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is an Apiculturist.  How to Qualify for TN Status as an Apiculturist To qualify for TN […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Geophysicist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Geophysicist. It is important to note that the Geophysicist designation also includes Oceanographers. How […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Medical Laboratory Technologist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. employer or entity.  Under the regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify.  One such occupation is a Medical Laboratory Technologist, also known as Medical Technologist. How to Qualify as a Medical […]

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  • TN Spotlight: Nutritionist

    The TN category permits citizens of Canada and Mexico to enter the U.S. to provide prearranged professional services to a U.S. entity. Under current regulations, there are 63 professional occupations under which an individual may qualify. One such occupation is a Nutritionist.  How to Qualify for TN Status as a Nutritionist  To qualify for TN status as […]

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